Red Flag Warning, burning restrictions announced for Freeborn County

Because of the dry vegetation, unusually warm temperatures and high winds that will be in southeastern Minnesota this afternoon, the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the county is in a Red Flag Warning and, effective immediately, Freeborn County is also under a burning restriction.

Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag has stated that no fires are allowed, other than a recreational fire which is 3 foot by 3 foot in size.  He added that the fire must have some sort of a fire ring and has to be 25 feet away from combustible material.